Quotations that match 'phony'.

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti. Neville Marriner
[ Chamber His Mention Mozart Music Opera Piano Sacred Symphony Violin Written]
Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars. Robertson Davies
[ Bars Beethoven Few Find Having Hum Out Perhaps Rather Somebody Symphony Tell Trying]
But some people will say you just did these programs. Well, yes, the programs are important and I'm proud of the programs, but mostly I'm proud of the way the San Francisco Symphony plays these programs. Michael Tilson Thomas
[ Did Francisco Important Just Mostly Plays Programs Proud San Say Some Symphony These Way Well Will Yes]
A symphony is no joke. Johannes Brahms
[ Joke Symphony]
I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last. David Amram
[ Built Jazz Last Learned Music Symphony Uncle]
The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles under a phony name to keep reporters away. Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children, I would have to sneak in the back door after dark. Max von Sydow
[ After Angeles Away Back Children Dark Door Her House Keep Los Name Phony Rented Reporters Sneak Studio Under Visit Wanted Whenever Wife Would]
Everything will pass, and the world will perish but the Ninth Symphony will remain. Mikhail Bakunin
[ Everything Ninth Pass Perish Remain Symphony Will World]
Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments. David Del Tredici
[ Because Composers Instruments Love Musical Orchestras Rolls Symphony Write]
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got. Larry Bird
[ Able Believe Better Getting Giving Go Got Leadership Out Phony Play Players Ready Right See Teammate Tell Through Tough Will]
In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven. And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic. But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic. And this was such a misunderstanding, such a deep misunderstanding. Kurt Masur
[ America Beethoven Conductor Deep Heard Heroic Misunderstanding Must Piece South Such Symphony Thought Which Young]
And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16. I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before, and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor. Kurt Masur
[ Age Before Concert Conductor Deeply First Had Hadn Heard Impressed Orchestra Said Same Symphony Time Very]
You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it. Navjot Singh Sidhu
[ Alone Orchestra Play Symphony Takes]
Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. Judge Dalzell
[ Amendment Chaos Depends First Internet Just Liberty Our Protects Speech Strength Unfettered Upon]
Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries? Pope Paul VI
[ Anniversaries Clutches Left Memories Phony Safe]
Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools. Don Henley
[ Depends Drum How Machines Phony Plastic Records Some Sound Them Tools Use]
Turning the Internet over to the U.N. or some other phony international organization would be a disaster, and I am not willing to stand by and let it happen. John Doolittle
[ Am Disaster Happen International Internet Organization Other Over Phony Some Stand Turning Willing Would]
Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in. River Phoenix
[ Believe Commercials Just Phony Products Selling Too Were]
The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn't care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time. Jimmy Johnson
[ Care Ceo Coach Every His Only Phony Pretends Spot Than Thing Time Worse]
Coming to understand a painting or a symphony in an unfamiliar style, to recognize the work of an artist or school, to see or hear in new ways, is as cognitive an achievement as learning to read or write or add. Nelson Goodman
[ Achievement Add Artist Cognitive Coming Hear Learning New Painting Read Recognize School See Style Symphony Understand Unfamiliar Ways Work Write]
The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony orchestra into the kind of dynamic, rhythmic thing. Gerry Mulligan
[ Composers Dynamic Especially Into Kind Orchestra Rhythmic Russian Symphony Thing Tricked]
It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony. Brian Ferneyhough
[ Adjusting Compose Easier Form Just Manual Piece Poem Still Symphony Than True Tuning Using Vcr Write]
It was really amazing. I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony, like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing. And he just blew us away. Guy Clark
[ Amazing Away Blew Fiddle Just Mean Mentioned Never Played Playing Really Serious Symphony Us Violin]
When you hear a large symphony orchestra. for instance, in a concert hall, there's a big, sweeping sound that just doesn't get on to a record. Teddy Wilson
[ Big Concert Get Hall Hear Instance Just Large Orchestra Record Sound Sweeping Symphony]
I'm not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can't join your gang: you'd think I was a phony and I'd know it. Vivian Stanshall
[ Being Desperate Different Gang Join Know Myself Only Phony Sake Think Your]
Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel. Oscar Levant
[ Behind Hollywood Lies Phony Real Tinsel]
The Chicago Symphony is considered the greatest orchestra in the world. Jane Byrne
[ Chicago Considered Greatest Orchestra Symphony World]
I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony. Danny Elfman
[ Burning Desire Having Myself Necessarily See Symphony Write]
When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet. Erich Leinsdorf
[ Boston Come Could Director Find First Give Johnson Meet Mrs Music Out Party Phoned Symphony Time Us Washington Would]
Learn your instrument. Be honest. Don't do anything phony. There is so much crap floating around. There is plenty of room for a bit of honest writing. Christine McVie
[ Anything Around Bit Crap Floating Honest Instrument Learn Much Phony Plenty Room Writing Your]
We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many years where we measured the angles of incidence of sound arriving at the ears of the audience, then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them. Amar Bose
[ Analyzed Angles Arriving Audience Back Boston Did Ears Experiments Incidence Many Measured Measurements Mit Sound Symphony Them Then Took Where Years]
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man. E. M. Forster
[ Beethoven Ear Ever Fifth Into Man Most Noise Penetrated Sublime Symphony]
My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized. Martin Short
[ Absurdity Concert Criticized Eccentricity Master Mother Symphony Were]
New Year's Eve, we're going to be doing a concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Symphony Hall. It makes me feel good, because of all the people they could have had, they wanted me! We do have to do a little work with the rhythm section. Barbara Cook
[ Because Concert Could Doing Eve Feel Going Good Had Hall Little Makes New Orchestra Philadelphia Rhythm Section Symphony Wanted Work Year]
To have everything written for you... It's not really creating. That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited. They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred years before them by a thousand other drummers. Buddy Rich
[ Before Creating Drummers Everything Exactly Hundred Limited Other Played Really Symphony Them Think Thousand Why Written Years]
When we're at the end of The Rite of Spring or of a Bruckner symphony, I want people to feel the music physically. Esa-Pekka Salonen
[ End Feel Music Physically Rite Spring Symphony Want]
A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. Colin Henry Wilson
[ Actors Instead Instruments Parts Play Stage Symphony Written]
Writing a play, you start with less, so more is demanded of you. It's as if you have to not only write a symphony, but invent the instruments as well. David Ives
[ Demanded Instruments Invent Less More Only Play Start Symphony Well Write Writing]
I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss. Georg Solti
[ Become Been Chicago Director Extremely Loss Music Never Sad Symphony Which Would]
A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. Colin Wilson
[ Actors Instead Instruments Parts Play Stage Symphony Written]
As for sacred polyphony, there is no reason to be afraid of it. Richard Morris
[ Afraid Reason Sacred]
If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not? Robert Fripp
[ Beethoven Does Genius Many Music Musician Orchestra Particular Play Played Playing Present Professional Remain Sleep Symphony Their Times]
If you don't know how to hold a board, you're going to look phony. That's was the biggest pressure for me was to have that respect and to look up to that. John Robinson
[ Biggest Board Going Hold How Know Look Phony Pressure Respect Up]
But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it is important for the performers to be able to know how to shift focus so that they instantly become part of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands. Michael Tilson Thomas
[ Able Basically Become Company Demands Enormous Focus How Important Instantly Know Large Orchestra Part Particular Performers Repertoire Repertory Shift Sound Symphony Very World]
Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony. William Christopher Handy
[ Answering Bird Built Call Consciousness Could Heard Mate Natural Notes Scale Song Symphony Up Visualize Whenever Within]
It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope. Manuel Puig
[ Helped Hollywood Hope Life Matter Phony Shown Way]
It feels like my job is to support people. I support great artists. When I worked with a symphony, I sat in the third chair, not the first chair. Nile Rodgers
[ Artists Chair Feels First Great Job Sat Support Symphony Third Worked]
If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician. Buddy Rich
[ Artist Because Better Creative Jazz Knows Musician Only Symphony Than True Truly]
When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony. Madeleine L'Engle
[ Angel Art Beethoven Bright Comes David Dominates Great Michelangelo Out Symphony Work]
For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them. Tom Glazer
[ Artists Come Commission Having Hundreds Inspiration Inspire Masterpiece Muse Often Persons Say Some Song Symphony Talked Their Them Up Us Waiting Without Would Write Years]
And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even. Elvis Costello
[ After Arrangements Chamber Even Group Had Jazz Last Opportunity Orchestra Over Quartet Symphony Ten Work Write Years]
God comes to us in theater in the way we communicate with each other, whether it be a symphony orchestra, or a wonderful ballet, or a beautiful painting, or a play. It's a way of expressing our humanity. Julie Harris
[ Ballet Beautiful Comes Communicate Each Expressing God Humanity Orchestra Other Our Painting Play Symphony Theater Us Way Whether Wonderful]
The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It's a collaborative adventure. Nicholas Meyer
[ Adventure Analogous Bit Collaborative Conductor Director Orchestra Symphony]
Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath. Oscar Levant
[ Away Find Hollywood Phony Real Strip Tinsel Underneath]
I'm just happy I'm not a phony. Mike Tyson
[ Happy Just Phony]
The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine. Gerry Mulligan
[ Concerts First Mine New Piece Play Reason Starting Symphony]
While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream. Adam Schiff
[ Americans Barriers Beautiful Breaking Brotherhood Country Denied Down Dr Dream Equal Great King Long Made Opportunity Our Strides Symphony Which While Yet]
In my piano concerto I developed this polyphony to much higher complexity. Gyorgy Ligeti
[ Complexity Concerto Developed Higher Much Piano]
A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything. Gustav Mahler
[ Contain Everything Must Symphony World]
Although, I am proud of all my Symphonies as they all have something special to say, my particular favourite is the Fifth. As the great Mahler expert Donald Mitchell said that if Mahler had written another Symphony, it would have been my Fifth! Malcolm Arnold
[ Although Am Another Been Donald Expert Favourite Fifth Great Had Mahler Mitchell Particular Proud Said Say Something Special Symphonies Symphony Would Written]
I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21. Arthur Godfrey
[ Bands Been Before Being Choir College Hall High Kent Life Music Out Playing School Service State Symphony Through Went Youngster]
I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line. Maximilian Schell
[ Based Beautiful Beethoven Elements Line Once Poet Same Shakespeare Symphony Think Thunderstorm Tragedy Wrote]
I mention my age because I find people in this country - women, not men, of course - women are so troubled by their age. There's a culture of youth, and it's a phony culture. Teresa Heinz
[ Age Because Country Course Culture Find Men Mention Phony Their Troubled Women Youth]
If somebody doesn't have enough judgment to be able to look at plastic surgery and realize how phony it is, then they can't be helped. Brian Austin Green
[ Able Enough Helped How Judgment Look Phony Plastic Realize Somebody Surgery Then]
It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them. Pierce Brosnan
[ Always Because Bond Complete Doing Felt Had Loathed Never One-Liners Over Ownership Phony Real Stupid Them These Which]
We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony. Guy Laliberte
[ Each Grand Note Quarter Symphony]